02.05.15American Record Guide
Jan/Feb 2015 Issue
Review by David Moore
Duo XXI is the name of this violin and cello duo. Here they present us with a varied program of recent works by composers from all over America. All but one of the composers take under ten minutes to make an impression. First we meet David Maki, an Illinois boy whose five-movement suite separates three duos with two solos. The music develops several different references to tamarack trees and is quite lovely.
The performing is effective and the program full of variety and action. I enjoyed it very much.